The first of our winter season auctions is coming up on Sunday the 18th of November at 3PM. There will be a fine selection of art, jewellery & furniture for prospective bidders to see.
As well as bidders registering with us directly, they can now register through The Saleroom and bid live on Sunday the 18th from anywhere with an internet connection.
The highlight of this sale is a work by a renowned Polish Artist, Wojciech Kossak (1856 – 1942):
LOT 4 – WOJCIECH KOSSAK, (Polish 1856 – 1942), “THE BUGLE ALARM”
Oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1928, stamp verso of ‘Iska & Karmanski Krakow’, 39.5” x 32.5” approx canvas, 47” x 40” approx frame.
Provenance: The Theodor Ender Collection (Poland/Austria/Ireland), Private Collection
Estimate: €4000 – €6000
More on the Artist: Kossak was born in Paris in 1856. He was born into a celebrated family of artists and writers. Including his father, Juliusz – he in turn would go on to have two daughters & a son, who would grow up to follow in the family’s artistic path.
He studied at the Krakow School of Fine Arts, The Munich Academy and also in Paris at the renowned École des Beaux-Arts.
In the years between 1895 & 1902 he lived mainly in Berlin, working for Emperor Wilhelm II. He traveled a lot, spending time in Spain & Egypt. In his later years he traveled as far as the United States, where he completed portrait commissions.
In 1913 he was appointed professor at the Warsaw School of Fine Arts. And was co-creator on a few panoramas, including Racławice (1893-1894), Berezyna (1895-1896) & The Battle of the Pyramids (1901).
He is best known for his fantastic recreations of battle scenes, and he focused strongly on the subject matter of the Polish army in all their glory, including Uhlans & Legionaries. The most notable part of these scenes was his ability to paint horses in the most realistic and striking manor.
Kossak was a very active participant in the exhibition movement in Poland and abroad. He received numerous awards and honourable mentions, including the Polish Academy of Learning prize, awarded by Probus Barczewski’s foundation (1914), the Knight’s Cross of the Imperial Austrian Franz Joseph Order (1898), the gold medal at the International Art Exhibition in Berlin (1899), the French Legion of Honour (1901), the gold medal at the International Exhibition in Munich (1906), and the Art Award of the Capital City of Warsaw (1933, 1937). In 1923, he was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
A FINE LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY TRIPLE-PEDESTAL DINING TABLE, raised on turned pedestals each with four down-swept reed legs, terminating with a brass paw on castors, fully extended seats 14 – 16 comfortably, 188” x 57” x 30.5” approx (Lot 16 A SET OF 14 DINING ROOM CHAIRS would be a good match to this lot).
Estimate: €1000 – €2000
As always we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our viewing days on the By-pass in Bandon.
Public viewing will take place on:
Thursday 15th November 12 – 5PM
Friday 16th November 12 – 5PM
Saturday 17th November 12 – 5PM
Sunday 18th November 12 – 3PM when the auction begins.